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    Rod Brake Handlebars

    Any body know when English rod brake handlebars went from sweptback to a north-roadish profile? Tim

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    When they switched from rod brakes to cable brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDYELLR View Post
    When they switched from rod brakes to cable brakes.
    No, some are swept straight back, but some sweep forward and upward before they sweep back. I have a couple of 1970s Tourists which are swept forward then back and they definitely have rod brakes.

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    so 1970s it sounds like.

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